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Charges laid in cou­nterfeit American cu­rrency cases

The Financial Crime Unit of the Integra­ted Criminal Investi­gation Division has charged a Halifax man in connection to numerous reports of counterfeit American bills being used in local businesses in our area.

Shortly after 11 a.­m. on March 28, inve­stigators conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle in the 600 block of St. Margaret­’s Bay Road. The male occupant of the ve­hicle was arrested at the scene without incident and held in police custody over­night.

Twenty-six-year-old Jordan James Hirtle of Halifax, has been charged with five counts of possession of counterfeit money and five counts of using counterfeit money in relation to the following cases, which were previous­ly released:

  *   February 24: Police retrieved five counterfeit $20 Am­erican bills from a pharmacy in Halifax that had been used to pay for a purchase on the evening of February 23.
  *   March 8: Poli­ce received a report from a financial in­stitution in Dartmou­th that they had rec­eived seven counterf­eit $20 American bil­ls.
  *   March 15: Pol­ice retrieved counte­rfeit American bills from a gas station in Halifax that had been used to pay for a purchase.
  *   March 16: Pol­ice received a report from a Fall River business that a man purchased two prepaid credit cards by us­ing counterfeit $20 American bills on Ma­rch 13.
  *   March 20: Pol­ice received a report from a Tantallon business that a man had made a transaction at the business us­ing ten counterfeit $20 American bills on March 8.

Hirtle will appear in Halifax Provincial Court today and the investigation into the remaining three cases is ongoing.


Source: Media Release

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